2nd April | Louisiana
Polly Mackey produces modern, melancholy electronica as Art School Girlfriend. Moody and spacy, it’s honestly exactly the kind of music you’d expect such a girlfriend to make.
Her new single, ‘Come Back To Me’ showcases her appeal—a forlorn and lustful plea to a parting beau, accompanied by a texture of lush, heavy synths, and hypnotic drums to seal the deal. Other catalogue highlights are ‘Distance (Blank)’ and ‘Moon’.
Recently she’s been on the up and up, winning copious fans from her support of fellow Brit and synth-pop creator, The Japanese House. The just-announced US Summer tour in their support means we may giddily expect more new music coming our way soon.
This Bristol show is the first stop on her April tour of the UK, having just flown back from attending SXSW in Texas. If previous Bristol shows can be relied upon, Art School Girlfriend (with full band!) should be a top-class gig.
Supporting are Bristol DIY musicians SLEEP RADIO, playing live for the first time. They produce stripped-down, self-described bedroom rock. Single ‘Several Days Later’ is out now, and ‘Hate Is An Attractive Force’ has racked up 160,000 streams on Spotify. Nods from BBC Introducing and promoters 1% of One set them apart as an example of Bristol’s quality local bands, so this is one gig in particular where showing up on time is essential.
See the video for ‘Measures’ here: